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marc45
03-24-2009, 03:07 PM
will become pac 10 commisioner in july...will help to pick successor....women's tennis has grown under him, but has some real challenges now, more than the men

mentalcase
03-24-2009, 03:12 PM
jumping ship!!

the wta is a mess right now.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
03-24-2009, 03:19 PM
Did he retire or was he forced out? The WTA is dying in the eyes of the tennis community.

mentalcase
03-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Larry Scott to head Pac-10 Conference
Matthew Stockman / Getty Images
WTA CEO Larry Scott answers questions during a round table discussion at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 17. Scott will take over as the new Pac-10 Conference commissioner.
Chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour will replace Tom Hansen
Bill Dwyre
2:06 PM PDT, March 24, 2009
Larry Scott, chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour, has been chosen to replace Tom Hansen as commissioner of the Pacific 10 Conference.

Before taking over the women's top tennis circuit six years ago, Scott was chief operating officer of the men's professional tennis circuit, the ATP Tour. He was with the ATP Tour for 13 years.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pac-ten-commissioner25,0,964901.story

grafselesfan
03-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Womens tennis sucks now. The only time the field has ever been this weak overall was in the mid 80s but atleast then you had Navratilova, Evert, and to a lesser degree Mandlikova to hold it up. Now you have Serena but everyone knows she is a fat hog playing nowhere near her potential now, and that she is winning so much in that state is more a reflection on the tour than her. People just see it has become embarassing and they are fleeing, even the WTA chairman and CEO apparently.

deltox
03-24-2009, 03:34 PM
my gossip answer guess is that he is leaving to avoid the potential fallout over fining the WS.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
03-24-2009, 03:35 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pac-ten-commissioner25,0,964901.story

So if he's going to commission the Pac-10, then I'm not watching the tennis over there. I like USC tennis (behind Illini tennis of course), but he'll find some way to screw it up.

grafselesfan
03-24-2009, 03:37 PM
They should just appoint Richard Williams the new CEO and Chairman. Yeah the guy is insane but what is left of the womens field they might as well rename it the WST for "Williams Sisters Tour". He would design it in the way to make them happiest and maybe they would play more and take it more seriously. They are all that matter unless Maria ever gets healthy again or Justine makes a comeback. The other girls nobody gives a damn about, so just cater the tour to all the Williams wants, and the others well they get to keep a job and keep making money maybe.

Leublu tennis
03-24-2009, 03:44 PM
my gossip answer guess is that he is leaving to avoid the potential fallout over fining the WS.Suspicioius, isn't it. Certainly violates good old American PC.

LDVTennis
03-24-2009, 05:24 PM
my gossip answer guess is that he is leaving to avoid the potential fallout over fining the WS.

What fallout? The fine wasn't even punitive. They just won't be eligible for the year-end bonus pool.

He left because he is a smart man. He can see the writing on the wall. In the next few years, the WTA is going to have to start looking for a new sponsor. Sony Ericsson is floundering financially. He sold the "premiere" tournaments a product he has already failed to deliver for one of them. As for the product itself, it's becoming more and more clear it's not worth the price of admission.

deltox
03-24-2009, 05:37 PM
What fallout? The fine wasn't even punitive. They just won't be eligible for the year-end bonus pool.



if this goes thru there is a good chance there will be fallout. if not its coming and building steam the more times they miss the tourney, plus he set a precedent that the enxt one now has to follow or the wta looks even weaker.

Lee James
03-24-2009, 06:08 PM
More so than a new boss, what the WTA really needs is an infusion of new talent. Talents which have the mental stability to win consistently. I used to be a big fan of women's tennis, but I really find it hard to watch now.

marc45
03-24-2009, 08:08 PM
excellent article in the times (london) online by neil harman suggesting the women are so one-dimensional and mechanical and that they would do well to emulate andy murray's game